Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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3.5/5 rDev -11.8%
A- big foamy ivory white head that lasted a long time and left pretty decent lacing. Clear, amber, honey gold. Most appealing.
S- clean, malty, bready, (slightly) spicy.
T- toasted malts, biscuity, caramel. Very, very pleasant.
M- light, smooth. Excellent balance.
O- very nice. A solid brew. Never used to be a big fan of Marzen/Oktoberfest, but starting to enjoy more and more. Would have again (and again) and definitely recommend.
09-01-2014 23:04:42 | More by Roser
4/5 rDev +0.8%
500 ml bottle, the beer pours a mostly clear dark gold/amber color with about an inch frothy off-white head that sticks around a while. There's also a lot of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like caramel and bready malt, honey, and light earthy hops. Taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but with the addition of a bit of apple and dark fruit. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's smooth and easy to drink with moderate carbonation. I thought this was a good Oktoberfest brew, I'd buy this again in the future. $3.49 a bottle.
08-28-2014 23:39:13 | More by bluejacket74
3.75/5 rDev -5.5%
16.9 oz. bottle poured into nonic
(no dating on bottle)
L: copper ... very red, the definition of amber; thick 3/4-inch head of off-white foam, not quite tan; not much sticking or lace, but the head off the pour is nice; beautiful clarity, not pilsener-like activity inside the column, but there are definitely some bubbles floating up
S: buttery bread malt ... very English pale ale like with a pronounced malt presence
T: like the nose, very English pale ale like, fruity and malty with a pinch of earth-like bitter hops; everything is subtle here, but it's very tasty; some sour grain; get a bit of alcohol/medicinal taste on bigger swallows
F: quite solid with a nice crispness from the carbonation
O: very good, better than all the American-made oktoberfests I've tried; the malt presence is fantastic, and the pinch of dirt/earth hop bitterness offers good balance
09-02-2014 00:56:50 | More by Premo88
4.25/5 rDev +7.1%
Pours a clear golden amber with a billowing head. Head retention is good, and some impressive lacing is left behind in its wake. Aroma is classic marzen: toffee and honey notes, plus some floral hop character.
Lots of caramel malt on the palate, but the sweetness is restrained. There's a bit of toasty grain character, and light hop bitterness picks up toward the finish. There's even some light fruit (apple, pear) notes. Having had my fair share of different Marzens, this has the most tasty and complex flavor profile of the lot.
08-27-2014 01:33:51 | More by gr0g
Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
89 out of 100 based on 1,739 ratings.